Monday, October 24, 2016

Review/Giveaway: B.A. Landtroop's Serenity Coloring Books


I recently got the chance to review B. A. Landtroop's wonderful line of Serenity Coloring Books.
When I first received the package I was surprised by the amount and variety of the items that I received.

In my package, there were two Coloring Books, two Coloring Journals, an art print and Coloring Cards – a lot to color and enjoy.



B. A. Landtroop is an award winning artist in watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink and mixed media. Her books are sold throughout the world and most online stores have her Coloring Books available.
Over email she told me that she is basically a one woman show. The quotes in the books are hers. The art, design, layout and file creation are all done by her. The only step that she doesn’t do herself is the printing. Her items are also decently priced, ranging from $7.99 to $11.97 on Amazon.

She says about herself and her art:

 “Life creates how we see the world around us. How I respond is found in my art.  Each piece of art is an experience expressed with color, medium and the texture of emotions acquired in living”

Her books are also filled with a lot of dreamy, calming and motivating quotes that contributed to the relaxing experience of coloring.

If you find the time to check out her website, you will also find even more information as well as upcoming events where you can meet her yourself & some of her other works.

The first thing that I noticed when I actually started taking things out of the box was that each and every item was wrapped in a protective plastic cover; once removed I just couldn’t stop rubbing my fingers over the cover and pages.

I’ve owned quite a few coloring and specifically adult coloring books in my day but none have ever had such a strong, soft and wonderful paper quality! In addition, each of the coloring books comes bound with an extra sheet of paper between each colorable, to ensure no bleedthrough.



My very first coloring experience with the Serenity line were some of the Cards.

I just loved the idea of it and it sounds cliché, but the first one that I colored I ended up sending to my granny back home who loved it just as much as I did.

The coloring cards are such a great way to add a personal touch to a note. It is not just a card that you will send or give to someone, it is a moment of your time that you spent personalizing.

The art print ended up finding a spot on the wall in my daughters’ room. She likes bunnies and just didn’t let go of it once she got her tiny hands on it.

The quality of the print isoutstanding. So much detail and a soft touch. We ended up framing it to protect it from dust and the frame added even more character to it.

Unfortunately, the cards and art prints are currently only available at events, but she is working on trying to include them online in the coming year.

The Serenity Coloring Books Calm Breezes and Enchanted Waters seemed similar, but my favorite was Enchanted Waters.

The books are filled with detailed images that long to be colored. You will also find inspirational quotes in the Coloring Books which add a nice touch to the coloring experience.


They come in a convenient 8 x 10 size which allows you to just slip them in your purse if you plan on taking your kids to the park and grant yourself some relaxation while they play, and to frame your creations in a standard photo frame later, if you like.

My absolute personal favorite of the entire package were the Coloring Journals. They combine all my favorite creative parts: beautiful images for you to color, wonderful & inspirational quotes and lots of space to write down your own thoughts, memories and ideas.


In the past few months I’ve spent a lot of time doing personal writing and these journals helped me spark my creativity on a whole new level. They would also make a great diary.

I absolutely enjoyed reviewing these items and they would make great, thoughtful gifts or just treat yourself with some Serenity time.



B.A. Landtroop is generously offering a discount of $4.00 off the Calm Breezes Coloring Book though her Createspace store.

Regularly $11.97, our readers can get this for $7.97 by using the code TC9VCQZ9 at checkout. This code expires 11/14/16, so don't delay!

Even more generously, the author is providing an entire prize package to one of our readers that includees items currently unavailable for purchase online!  Read on for details and to see how you can enter to win!



http://www.belindalandtroop.com/
https://www.facebook.com/belanne




This is an exciting giveaway!  One of our readers in Canada or the US (including overseas APO/AE addresses) will win 1 Enchanted Waters Coloring Book, 1 Moments in Time Coloring Journal, a hummingbird art print, and a pack of 3 coloring notecards, for a total value of $41.94.


To enter the giveaway, you must leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Giveaway Tools Entry Form below. This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning.

This giveaway is open to US/CAN & APO/AE and will end just before midnight ET on 11/6. 

The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours after the end of the giveaway. In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

Once the winners have responded and confirmed, their first names will be posted on our Giveaways  page.

Good luck!

37 comments:

  1. A halloween coloring book would be a lot fun. I love coloring with my daughters.

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  2. I love that she writes all her own quotes. I do lots of adult coloring books and the same words get tiring!

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  3. I am 47 and I have been coloring to Dr stress since I was about 8. I have a huge box from Michael's filled with crayons and pencils and I just tune out the world. I love the cards you can color and give!!!

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  4. I am 47 and I have been coloring to Dr stress since I was about 8. I have a huge box from Michael's filled with crayons and pencils and I just tune out the world. I love the cards you can color and give!!!

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  5. I learned that the creator writes kids' books as well as coloring books. I like adult coloring because it's an activity I can share with my daughter, who likes to color one picture each night before bed as a way to de-stress.

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  6. I like both of the journals. My daughter ADORES adult coloring books.

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  7. I learned that the author writes childrens book too! I love adult colouring books because they are therapeutic and calm me down after a stressful day!

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  8. I enjoy being creative by coloring. It also helps relieve stress! I learned about the Sparkles on the website. :)

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  9. I'm interested in the "Boo & Eek" book!

    I love adult coloring because it's relaxing and helps me focus.

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  10. I like that B.A. Landtroop has children's ebooks, too!

    I love relaxing with an adult coloring book.

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    1. I know. I was so fascinated when I looked through the books!

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  12. I learned about a special section on the World of Bewreon.....Lovely!

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  13. I have not tried adult coloring, but everytime I see a coloring book at the store...I want it. ! The Whispers of Love a Poetry Journal sounds interesting.

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  14. I first regained interest in ooloring when I was in the hospital on bed rest pregnant with my son. Today I still love it because it is a nice way to relax while the kids nap and score some me time. I would really love the Calm Breezes, A Serenity Coloring Journal so I can journal and color!

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  15. I took a look around the site and I like that there is a mix of adult and children's books. I don't colour, but my sisters all do. They find it very relaxing.

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  16. I like the calm breeze book , they look like they are bigger pictures to colour.

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    1. Her coloring books are very decent sized!
      Specially if you compare them to the ones you find in most grocery stores near the check out!

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  17. I will have to check this company out. But, my mom and aunt are really into adult coloring books so this could be a Christmas gift idea for them. #ProductReviewParty

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  18. I learned that my love for gel pen is unwavering and coloring books were made to make me happy.

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  19. i love all the variety, and that we are recognizing how therapeutic play is for all.

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  20. I like adult coloring books because it is something to do and its therapeutic and encourages creativity.

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  21. These would make great gifts! #ProductReviewParty

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    1. Thank you for sharing I love the variety offered on the B A Landtroop site, I had never seen such variety in these before. Coloring is so relaxing!

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  22. I am 54, and I love relaxing with a coloring book. I would love to try the Serenity Coloring Books.

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  23. Patricia, these are lovely! The art itself is great, but adding the quotes make them even more special! I agree, life is how we look at it, and this makes it easy to be calm and serene, doesn't it?

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  24. I use to draw and color to help with my stress, I need to start doing that again. #ProductReviewParty

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  25. I love that coloring is fun and relaxing.

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  26. Love seeing that there are geared to age books and many different age genres and groups. Adult coloring is very relaxing and put you in a meditative state

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  27. Hi Patricia,
    Thanks for bringing your post to last week's Pit Stop.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

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  28. I learned that
    B.A. Landtroop enjoys visiting schools, libraries and book stores to do readings. Often taking her Old English Sheep Dog, Honeyball from the story "Escape From the Old Well", with her. That's really awesome.

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  29. I enjoy coloring because its relaxing

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  30. I learned that you can print coloring pages. Coloring is relaxing.

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  31. 5.0 out of 5 stars for Enchanted Waters
    Best way to relax ever! By Dawn Thomas sounds amazing my daughter and i color every evening we just love it

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